May 24, 2022

Job Description

With 53 manufacturing sites across the globe, our aspiration is to become the top manufacturer of innovative and generic medicines in the industry.

• Performs trouble shooting, repair, preventive, and corrective maintenance of facility equipment and building systems in assigned area(s) (may include: Utilities, Bulk, Finish Dosage, Packaging, Iso Suite and Small Batch); Maintains key building systems (sprinklers, BMS, etc.), site utilities (boilers, chillers, USP water, HVAC, etc.), and building fabric.
• Performs troubleshooting, repair, preventive, and corrective maintenance of facility equipment and building systems in assigned area(s) Maintains other designated equipment and water systems in a qualified state to meet production schedules.
• Ensures all work carried out and equipment installed is safe, effective and in compliance with the appropriate industry and regulatory (FDA, DEA, OSHA) standards, and Departmental, Plant and Corporate Quality and HS&E policies and procedures.
• Complies with Novartis Shared Values and Behaviors. Develops and maintains strong professional relationships with customers and teammates.
• Continuously improves and broadens skills by participating in or initiating training. Supports group and site cost improvement goals, objectives and initiatives.
• May participate in projects involving new equipment: advise Project Manager on the quality and suitability of proposed equipment, review equipment layouts, work with vendors, assist with validation efforts, write appropriate PM procedures, advise on which spare parts to pro-cure, train teammates, etc.
• Communicates to supervisor opportunities to improve equipment reliability and reduce maintenance costs. Promptly advises Maintenance management of issues that will adversely and significantly affect Production schedules
• May assist with projects related to new or modified production equipment, facility infrastructure, regulatory compliance, and other projects as required to support departmental objectives.
• Ensures the completion of maintenance documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
• Operates and maintains assigned utilities such as USP water system, Boilers, Chillers, HVAC, and building fabric to assure they are operating to required standards and regulatory requirements.
• Recognizes, develops, and implements opportunities for cost and risk reduction (improved methods, identifying adverse trends, etc).
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Adheres to all applicable procedures, cGMPs, company policies and any other quality or regulatory requirements. (For example: OSHA, DEA, FDA, EMEA, ANVISA, HS&E, etc.)

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

• High School Diploma required
• Associate Degree preferred
• 4+ years of relevant work experience in manufacturing or maintenance environment is required.
• Experienced in regulated environments such as pharmaceutical, medical device, food and beverage is preferred
• Previous GMP experience is preferred.

1st shift: Monday through Friday 6am– 230pm. Must have flexibility for overtime based on business needs

Why consider Sandoz:

Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic. And we never stop asking: how can we continue to pioneer access in an ever-more digital and global world?

The answers come when curious, courageous and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bold decisions and take smart risks.

Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Join us, and help reimagine access to medicine!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodations:
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].
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Technician II (1st shift - Facilities)

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